Monday, November 13, 2017

My Creative Scrapbook November Tutorial

Hello! I hope you have been enjoying all the inspiration that the design team has been providing over at My Creative Scrapbook. Today I wanted to share a tutorial on how I created this layout with the November Creative Kit.

My Creative Scrapbook November 2017 Creative Kit

You will need:

Basic Supply List

12 inch ruler
Adhesive foam squares
Bendable ruler (optional)
Fringe scissors (any papercrafting scissors can be used if you do not have fringe scissors)
Liquid adhesive (I use Tombow Mono Liquid Glue)
Paper trimmer
Photo (4X6)
Tape runner adhesive (I use the Scotch ATG 714 but any tape runner adhesive will do)

November Creative Kit Supply List 

Green Plaid patterned paper
Pinebough patterned paper  
Woodgrain Snowflake patterned paper                                                     
1 - 3 1/2 X 3 1/2 piece of the border patterned paper (the paper to the right of the photo)
3 - wood snowflake pieces
Cardstock Stickers - (From the large sticker sheet) - I Love Winter Banner, Winter Memories, Bird, Buck, Sleigh, Snowflakes, Snowball Bucket
Chipboard Stickers - Cabin, Trees, "Snow Days Are The Best" Sticker


Using a paper trimmer, cut the green plaid patterned paper 12 inches by 3 1/2 inches.

Drawing freehand with a pencil or using a bendable ruler, draw a wavy line across the page along the bottom edge of the paper.

Cut along the pencil line with scissors.

With the fringe scissors, or with a regular scissors, cut fringe across the bottom of the green plaid patterned paper. Note: Be sure to not cut fringe more than an inch from the top edge of the plaid paper as this will be the border to adhere the fringe paper to the background paper. 

Repeat with the woodgrain snowflake paper and cut two paper strips measuring 12 inches by 3 1/2 inches and draw a wavy line with a pencil or use a bendable ruler and draw a pencil line. 

Cut out with scissors.

Cut fringe across the bottom of each paper strip leaving a one inch border on the top edge to adhere the strips to the background paper. 

From the November Creative Kit, find the 12 inch X 12 inch sheet of pine bough patterned paper. This will be the background paper for the layout.

Adhere one of the woodgrain snowflake fringe paper strips to the top edge of the pinebough background paper. 

Adhere the green plaid fringe paper strip approximately 1 1/2 inches from the bottom of the background paper.

Add the bottom woodgrain snowflake patterned paper fringe strip to the bottom edge of the pinebough background patterned paper and adhere.

When the two woodgrain snowflake fringe paper strips and the one green plaid fringe paper strip are adhered to the pinebough patterned paper, it should look like the photo below.

Mat the 4 X 6 photo onto a piece of woodgrain snowflake paper and adhere.

Mat and adhere the photo and woodgrain snowflake paper onto a piece of green plaid paper.

Adhere the matted photo onto the pinebough paper about two inches from the left edge of the paper making sure that the photo is tucked behind the top and bottom fringe as shown below.

Place the border paper to the right of the photo and tuck it under the photo's edge and adhere.

Add the "I Love Winter" banner over the border paper as shown. 

Add the "Snow Days Are The Best Days" chipboard sticker to the right of the "I Love Winter" banner sticker as shown below. 

Add the "Winter Memories" sticker near the top right corner of the layout.

Add a wood snowflake, that is dabbed with liquid adhesive, below the sticker as shown.

Add the "green sleigh" sticker to the right of the "Snow Days Are The Best Days" chipboard sticker as shown below.

Add the two tree stickers below the sleigh popping up with some foam adhesive squares to layer the trees.

Add the "cabin" chipboard sticker to the left of the trees and to the bottom of the border paper and adhere.

Add another wood snowflake piece to the bottom of the layout onto the right edge of the green plaid paper fringe.

Add the "buck" sticker that is popped up with some foam adhesive squares to the bottom right corner of the layout and adhere.

Add a snowflake sticker and adhere.

Add the "bird" sticker, that is popped up with foam adhesive squares, to the snowflake sticker and to the left side of  the "buck" sticker.

Add the snowball bucket sticker to the bottom left corner of the photo and stick down.

Add a "pinebough sticker" and a small red "snowflake" sticker below the wood snowflake piece and adhere.

For the larger "snowflake" sticker, add a foam adhesive square to the backside of the sticker and adhere below the wood snowflake and beside the "snowball bucket" sticker.

The layout is now complete!

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and are inspired to try the fringe technique. I love the texture and interest it gives to this rustic layout. 

Have a great day!


Sunday, November 12, 2017

My Creative Scrapbook November Creative Kit Layouts

Happy Sunday! I just thought I would share the four layouts and some closeups of each layout that I created with the My Creative Scrapbook November Creative Kit.

November Creative Kit

This kit is the perfect winter kit.  Beware: this is a photo heavy post, but stay with me if you can. Here we go!

Layout One is a layout of my dog Syd and the fringe technique. I will be sharing a full step by step tutorial tomorrow right here on my blog so I would love if you check back tomorrow.

Layout Two is a layout with some machine stitching with my Stitch Happy Sewing Machine from We R Memory Keepers. I also used some Heidi Swapp Colorshine in Navy Blue and Raspberry to create some splatters for more interest and texture. This layout was also created with the November Sketch designed by the talented fellow design teammate Laura Whitaker.

 Layout Three is designed to add some paper flip up flaps to add notes or photos. The 3X4 cards that can be used from the kit are perfect for this technique.  I also loved adding lots of wood snowflakes and stickers to this layout.

Layout Four is a rustic layout with the gorgeous whitewashed woodgrain paper that I used for the background to this rustic layout.

Congratulations for staying with me for this long. I hope you enjoyed my layouts and are inspired. Click here to go to the My Creative Scrapbook website to purchase the kit.

Have a great day and be sure to check back tomorrow for a step by step tutorial on how I created the first layout above.  

Happy creating!